ANS 390 • Anthropology of East Asia
3:30 PM-6:30 PM
This is a topically-organized course on the contemporary anthropology of the East Asian region, including China, Taiwan, Japan, the Koreas, and Mongolia. Specific issues to be examined may include state/minority relations, neoliberalism and globalization, memory, digital/media/popular cultures, materiality and technoscience, and biopower.
10 online reaction papers (20%) Class participation (10%) Weekly extra meeting participation (10%) Research paper (60%)
Aihwa Ong, Neoliberalism as Exception Judith Farquhar, Appetites: Food and Sex in Post-Socialist China Christopher Nelson, Dancing with the Dead Anne Allison, Millennial Monsters Tangherlini and Yea, Sitings: Critical Approaches to Korean Geography Nancy Abelmann, The Melodrama of Mobility